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Mud slide closes U.S. Highway 64 between Eagle Nest and Cimarron, Thursday (July 5)

New Mexico State Police and the state Department of Transporation closed  U.S. Highway 64 Thursday evening (July 5), eastbound and westbound, from mile marker 287 to mile marker 309 Cimarron. The highway is closed due to mud slide. more

Rock and mud slide closes NM State Road 38, Thursday (July 5) temporarily

Red River Nightly Rentals posted this video on Facebook on Thursday (July 5) at approximately 5 p.m. –– showing a rock and mud slide on Highway 38 between Red River and Questa today. New … more

State Game Commission properties closed to public

Due to drought and extreme fire danger, State Game Commission properties adjacent to the Carson National Forest, including the north and south Colin … more

The El Salto showdown

In a place where demographic and economic shifts have started to erode the old Spanish culture of Northern New Mexico, the land of El Salto is more important than ever. A festering power struggle saw some modicum of resolution Saturday. more

Fires ignite across New Mexico, Colorado, stretching resources

The extreme drought in New Mexico has made for a worrisome fire season thus far. In addition to the relatively small wildfire burning east of U.S. Hill in Taos County, fires have broken out across … more

Rainy season predicted after Fourth holiday

The rains, while welcome, present a high risk of flash flooding off of burn scars left by wildfires such as the Ute Park blaze that swept through 36,000 acres of land around the Philmont Scout Ranch and near Cimarron. The flash flood risks are expected to continue through Saturday, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.  more

Firefighters make steady progress on Sardinas Canyon Fire

The human-caused Sardinas Canyon Fire burning about 18 miles southeast of Taos topped 2,200 acres in rugged mountain terrain and was about 12 percent contained by Tuesday (July 3). more

Morris Creek Fire in Colfax County now 1,500 acres

Lighting sparked the Morris Creek Fire, which was reported Friday (June 29) on private land around the Philmont Scout Ranch in Colfax County and had burned about 1,500 acres by Tuesday morning (July 3).  The fire is reportedly 40 percent contained. more

Officials: Blaze near Taos caused by person

Investigators have determined the Sardinas Canyon Fire, which has burned more than 2,000 acres about 15 miles southeast of Taos in the Carson National Forest, was human-caused. more

Weekend wildfire update: Sunday update

The Sardinas Canyon Fire burning through the unpopulated backcountry of the Camino Real district of the Carson National Forest did not grow much if at all since Friday.  Fire officials handling … more
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